Growing up I was always fat and chubby and never saw my abs, so I started the sport of bodybuilding when I was 18 and felt the need of change of a better healthy and fit lifestyle.
When she earned her pro card at the 2013 Masters Nationals after nearly a decade removed from the stage, Dre Dillard came face-to-face with resistance, stared it in the eye, and did what anyone who's ever dared to challenge greatness has done – embrace it.
The sport of bodybuilding is quite possibly one of the most demanding sports known to man. Unlike sports based on numbers or knockouts, a bodybuilder has to achieve a look that's impressive to a panel of judges, meanwhile respected by the audience. In addition to a contest prep that can take anywhere from 12 weeks to 16 weeks, some of today's best athletes are also preparing others for competition; this adds to an already overwhelming workload. But the champions always make time to get it all done; there's no room for procrastination- and even less for whining! Everything gets done, everything as planned.
Two-time British Champion James Hollingshead Talks Goals for 2015!
Tell us about how you first became interested in bodybuilding?
Bodybuilding was never something I thought about… well, not the competition side of things at least. Don't get me wrong I wanted to obtain the best body but my inspiration was drawn from a cartoon rather than reality. You may have heard of Dragon Ball Z. If not, well, you better had check that out! When you watch an episode of this, you won't even need to ask why it inspired me.
Bodybuilding is, above all else, about the relentless pursuit of muscle. It’s about waking up every day, staring at the man in the mirror, and daring him to be great. Bodybuilding is about pushing beyond boundaries, climbing over plateaus, and unleashing an all-out assault on limitations as we ascend into uncharted territory both mentally and physically. It’s about defying the odds, and defining our legacy.